Notice of Health Canada’s proposal to enable the use of iodine as a supplemental ingredient in foods – Reference number: NOP/ADP SI-005
November 9, 2022
Health Canada’s Food Directorate completed a detailed safety assessment of iodine for use as a supplemental ingredient in foods, under the Supplemented Foods regulatory framework. The results of this assessment support the safety of iodine. Consequently, Health Canada intends to enable the use of iodine by modifying the List of permitted supplemental ingredients as described in the Notice of Proposal information document referenced below.
The purpose of this communication is to publicly announce the Department's intention in this regard and to provide the appropriate contact information for any inquiries or for those wishing to submit new scientific information relevant to the safety of iodine when used as a supplemental ingredient in foods.
To obtain an electronic copy of Health Canada’s summary of the safety assessment for the use of iodine as a supplemental ingredient, please contact our publications office or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading "HPFB BNS Iodine-SI-EN".
Health Canada's Food Directorate is committed to reviewing new scientific information on the safety of use of any permitted supplemental ingredient, including iodine. Anyone wishing to submit new scientific information on the supplemental ingredient use of iodine or to submit inquiries may do so in writing, by regular mail or electronically. If you wish to contact the Food Directorate electronically, please use the words “Iodine (NOP-005)” in the subject line of your e-mail. Health Canada is able to consider information received by January 23, 2023, 75 days from the date of this posting.
Supplemented Foods: Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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